Why Can’t This Be Love (7″ single)
Warner Bros Records
30 years ago tomorrow, we first heard Sammy Hagar as a member of Van Halen. This 45 was released on February 26, 1986 about one month before the full 5150 album. The song was a big hit, but the faster and crunchier b-side, “Get Up” was better!
Hey Man Nice Shot (33 1/3 Single)
This is one of my favorite records from the 90s, complete with retro-60s-looking cover art!
Cheap Trick At Budokan
There are no grooves left on this particular piece of vinyl that I bought when I was 11 years old.
Back In Black
My notes on this record: it’s perfect. That is all.
Eric Burdon and the Animals
Eric Is Here
This is actually an Eric Burdon solo record produced between the original Animals and the second incarnation, Eric Burdon and the Animals.
This post was originally published by my friend and Social Geek Radio co-host, Deb Evans on her website at DebEvansConsulting.com. Deb does an amazing job for her clients telling their story and connecting them with mass audiences especially at industry events and marketing & technology conferences.
Registration to attend a conference is just the first step. If you really want to take advantage of the learning experience and relationships you will develop, follow the social marketing strategies below to spotlight your attendance and generate an awareness of your company.
Review the registration list and connect with attendees social platforms. Do they have a Twitter handle? Using Instagram? Do they have a Facebook business page? Promote the event as you are coordinating your attendance, sessions you plan to attend, speakers you are anxious to hear and people you want to reconnect with.
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn
- Use the event hashtag.
- Promote the speakers. Share information about the speakers and what you hope to learn. Remember to tag the speaker and include links for more information.
- Follow the host organization. Like and share their posts to your social channels.
- Tweet tidbits about the upcoming event and your attendance.
Make your attendance about what you are learning and who you are meeting. Not everyone can attend so capture the moments and share!
- Live Tweet what you are learning. Remember to tag speakers.
- Post photos to Instagram of the crowd of attendees, trade show displays, speakers, and the host city.
- Live stream (Periscope, Meerkat, Facebook Mentions). Give a tour of the host city. Capture the excitement of the trade show. Conduct interviews. Live stream presentations.
Continue the engagement
- Create a LinkedIn Slideshare of photos, videos and upload your presentation if you were a presenter.
- Establish a Twitter list of attendees and speakers and engage with list members.
- Use Storify to turn tweets, photos, and videos into stories.
I always look forward to conferences and conventions and the opportunity to share the experiences. If the tips above are more than you or your team can handle, contact me!
The Allman Brothers Band
Live at the Fillmore East
The original extended jam live album! “Whipping Post” alone was 22 minutes!